Hal Moore

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Hal Moore

Moore visiting the U.S. Military Academy in May 2010
Birth name Harold Gregory Moore, Jr.
Nickname "Hal"
Born February 13, 1922 (1922-02-13) (age 92)
Bardstown, Kentucky
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1945–1977
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment
7th Infantry Division
Fort Ord Army Training Center
Military Personnel Records Center
Battles/wars

Korean War
Vietnam War

Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (4, of which 2 for valor)
Air Medal (9)
Relations Julia Compton Moore
Other work Author
Executive Vice-President of the Crested Butte Ski Area, Colorado

Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. (born February 13, 1922) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army.[1] He is also an author. Moore was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military honor of the United States Army.

Moore was born in Bardstown, Kentucky. He graduated from the Military Academy in 1945. He was the first of his class to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. He fought during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

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